Friday, July 13, 2007

Law schools create unrealistic hopes for graduates

I smell a class action suit coming:

The news is filled with record-breaking employment figures for law school graduates and first-year salaries of $160,000 at many top law firms. But all those stories may be creating unrealistic hopes for the majority of law school students. Most law graduates entering private practice are making far less -- between $40,000 and $45,000 their first year. Contributing to high expectations is the effort by law schools to portray their employment numbers as robustly as possible to boost their ranking scores. (From

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